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what much of america wants to know... >> i want to find out what your feelings are, and did you learn anything? >> i think the ad really polarizes people. i think that if you hate tiger, you're going to hate him even more. if you like him and you want him to have a comeback, you think it's kind of great. >> reporter: in the wind and rain at augusta, woods showed no serious rust from his five-month layoff. he quickly birdied the third hole, ending three under par after nine holes. showcasing why he's dom naiptd the pro tour for more than a decade, winning 71 times, including 14 majors help his unequal star power pushing official prize money to $277 million last year, up 300% from when woods first turned pro in 1996. >> in the last 12 years, he's done racialgable things for this game of golf. and everybody benefitted. >> reporter: until it all came crashing down, forcing the once tightly-wound woods to talk openly of deceit. >> i lied to a lot of people. >> reporter: and discovery. >> it's not about championships. it's about how you live your life. >> reporter: today, woods took a solid
of the forthcoming new book 2010 take america back dick morris. the problem is there wasn't a teleprompter there. >> there wasn't one big enough. >> sean: 17 minutes of ramling. i've been known to ramble. >> my book you can get signed copies on amazon.com, i signed 26,000 copies. >> sean: i'm halfway through i'm loving it. we will launch it next week on this show. >> what is interesting he spent 17 minutes and still didn't tell the truth. the truth is, the big tax increase in this bill, is the one that is going to force insurance companies to levee on people in the form of higher premiums that is going to take effect immediate litch in the next few months most of the listeners to this program will receive notices from their insurance companies saying there are higher premiums. while obama claims he's not raising taxes on the middle class. with his left hand tells the insurance companies you have to cover everybody and charge higher rates. with his right hands he tells the stays you got to triple your medicaid coverage and charge higher tax. me, i don't tax anybody. >> sean: great way to do it. p
. we'll have more on the shutdown from london and iceland, coming up on "good morning america." >>> there's good news this morning for the hundreds of thousands whose unemployment benefits have run out. president obama signed a bill restoring those benefits. those who were getting checks can reapply and get the money they missed retroactively. >>> republicans say that unemployment bill adds $18 billion to the deficit. deficit and government spending were the subject of rallies of tea parties around the country. there were rallies demanding strict fiscal policies and an end to what some called gangster government. jonathan karl went to the rally in washington. >> reporter: they came to washington, angry about president obama's policies, to be sure. but also angry at the way they've been portrayed. >> we've been called racist. >> don't -- we've been called a lot of things we're not. >> the only thing we want is obama to be more conscious with our money and not be wasteful. that's it. doesn't make us racist. >> reporter: many of them blamed us, the news media. >> you know what, b
disciplines. and each operates uniquely with basically only two other institutions in america. and almost none around the world. the two in america being the national institutes of health, and national science foundation. where we allocate federal funds based on peer review. and so we bring the best and the brightest in america in various fields to assess projects or grants or scholarship. of one kind or another. and so when you ask about goals, one is to preserve the institution as it's come in to being. and has developed a rather wonderful track record. but beyond that, they are challenges of the time. and so i've laid forth two that i consider to be initiatives that aren't exactly goals but there's a hard, kind of thin line between a goal and an initiative. one i called bridging cultures where we're looking at putting a greater emphasis on what it is that makes a people a people. and then what it is that makes people differentiated. and we're a society that has a wondrous national culture. but we are also a mosaic of subcultures. so understanding ourselves is very important. and then we're
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of -- piece of history. check it out. auction ends friday. good night, america america. >> how long do his advisors think it will take to help president obama's policies to help job seekers get back into the ball game? is president hamid karzai threatening to join the taliban and a major outbreak of violence rocks the baghdad region. this is "special report". >> good evening, this is a fox news alert. there has been an explosion in a mine in raleigh county, west va vachl a state official says there are six people dod daed and 21 unaccounted for. it happened at the upper big branch mine about 30 min miles south of charleston. the mine crews are headed to the scene. we'll monitor developments and have updates as warranted. president obama today took part in two very traditional activities, hosting annual white house easter egg roll and throwing out first pitch of the new baseball season. but there to is more on his mind than just fun and games. senior white house correspondent major jarret reports the president has his eye on the economic playing field. >> reporter: it's a strange met
innovative full- size sedan in america: the taurus sho, from ford. drive one. time to check our top stories. armed with a revamped nuclear strategy, president obama heads to prague later today to sign a new arms control treaty with russia. it calls for both countries to reduce nuclear arsenals by a third. the president will host a nuclear summit next week in washington. >>> shuttle discovery was able to dock at the international space station this morning despite a faulty antenna knocking out raid. it was the first time four women are at the space center at once. discovery should return in about two weeks. >>> in montcoal, west virginia, they've now broken through a refuge chamber more than 1,000 feet below the earth's surface where they believe four missing miners might be trapped. they're trying to ventilate toxics gasses from the area so rescue teams can head down safely. west virginia's governor is hoping that can happen in the next few hours even though signals to contact survivors failed to produce a response. >> we're hoping we can get the mine and the air safe enough to get our resc
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states. today, the heritage foundation the conservative think tank here said america is no longer a free nation. it's a mostly free nation. they rank countries every year and they dropped america. so now we're living in a not so free united states according to the heritage foundation. people are picking up on this and their paranoia is really kicking in. there was a lot of anticipation about what the health care bill would do. no one is waiting to see that. they're already acting as if it was the worst-case scenario. first, we had obama, the foreigner, the guy wasn't born here, coming in and taking over the government. creating a regime as rush limbaugh calls it. now he's imposing socialism. anybody who lives in a socialist country, whether europe or any place else would be laughing at this as a notion of socialism. there is a -- this -- this has become the battle front for people who are worried about the very nature of this country. i think a lot of the worry isseisser is irrational. >> steve? >> one thing i think we've got to keep in mind, this didn't start with health care. remember
that any america first. to my independent brother from florida, right on, man. we need to get rid of these two parties. they need to be put out of office. we need to bring into a third party, and not fall for this tea party garbage, either. these two big parties do it every time they are not in office. we tried to be the independent, liberals, conservatives buddies. they're not our friends. they are our enemies that keep oppressing us. host: that will be the last voice this morning. in the stern, who for many years has been the president of the -- he has announced he will leave that position. on a personal side, he is turning 60. the personal aspect is much involved in his decision to leave. that is it for our thursday morning. we go to the house of representatives for today's live coverage. gues. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, reverend clyde miles, lighthouse reform church, howard, pennsylvania. the chaplain: o lord, who call this nation into being, to the lives and sacrifice of those whose hearts are state upon you. they conduct the wo
this to a mass audience than anyone in america. next to barbara, we are pleased to have chris hayes, the washington editor of "the nation" magazine. he has written in lots including "the american prospect." we are very pleased to have this panel. what we have for tonight is a very conversational format. my colleague, mike kazin and i will inform questions for our panel, but we really want to engage our questions and each other and then after we have had a chance to do that for a little while, and we would like them to engage with you. there is a microphone in the center aisle. after we have had a conversation, i invite you to line up at the microphone and asked were questions to the panel they go again, we are so pleased to have you for this discussion tonight. i think i have said enough at this point and i will turn it over to my colleague, michael kazin. >> thank you. i want to thank joe and the initiative for helping to sponsor this and putting this together. also, to joanne. well, the first question on the table on the leaflet is what is the state of the labor movement today and
diversify america's energy supply, we maximize the production of renewable energy, that we produce more here at home and, yes, that includes oil and natural gas. and, madam president, the use of coal is also very important and the use of coal using new technology to decarbonize the use of coal is important. we can do all of these things. our legislation includes provisions that will accomplish that. we neendz our legislation to come to the -- we need our legislation to come to the floor of the senate from the energy committee. i would say awful those who -- i support a carbon cap and i will support pricing carbon. that does not include support for cap and trade. if we haven't learned anything from the last decade or so about what wall street would do with ads 1 trillion carbon securities market, then we're pretty ill-prepared to legislate on these issues. so, madam president, there are not a lot of weeks left in this legislative session, and my fervent hope is, i would say to those who have been working on climate change and blocking our ability to bring an energy bill to the floor of the s
our viewers think about this. a question today is do you think america has fallen behind as we've -- joe has just said? we have. why do you think it's true when it comes to protecting the environment. e-mail us by logging on to cnn.com/hln and we're going to be checking out your views a little bit later. >>> now, take charge of your career. if you've been out of work for a few months and you do find a job, you are probably thrilled. good for you. but starting any new job is going to be hard and it's even harder after a long lay-off, so here's how to make a successful reentry back into the work force. "the wall street journal" says, one, read up about your industry. have your boss describe your job very specifically so you can get as ready as possible. then a few day s before your first day, go do a test run. see how long it's going to get you to shower, to get there, whether it's finding your way on the road or taking a subway so you're going to be on time and ready and confident on your first day. now, this one may be the hardest. don't make the same mistakes twice. now, maybe
. this is not the sort of stuff that will fly with most americans out there. 20% of america, maybe half the republican party, perhaps. but not most americans. this isn't going to get job done in 2012 that's for sure. >> ron, i think once you investigate it for antiamericanism i think that you are on her list. here's michel bachmann on president obama on his nuclear pm policy. i'm confounded. since ronald reagan was one the great ideologist about getting rid of nuclear weapons in this war. let's listen to michelle bachmann. >> we found out that the president said that he was going to change the united states' strategy on dealing with nuclear weaponry, did this shock everyone? so if in fact there is a nation who is compliant with all the rules ahead of time and complied the united nations on nuclear proliferation, if they fire against the united states, a biological weapon, a chemical weapon, or maybe a cyberattack, well, then we weren't going to be firing back with nuclear weapons. >> i don't get that. i guess i'm waiting for the applause line there. but i guess i never thought of using nuclear weapons
, republicans are jostling to to see who's right and who's farther right. the pulse of america when we come back. >>> as republicans gather for a big pep ralfully new orleans, we take the pulse of america. tonight especially, the pulse of the part that leans right. with us tonight, cnn contributor, eric erickson. eric, you heard a liberal perspective of the president's challenge in picking a new supreme court justice and a characterization of justice sotomayor as a moderate and a dare to the republicans to try to be aggressive in whoever the president picks next. what's your test? we don't know the name, let's not dwell on who it might be. but you saw how the republicans handled sotomayor and the aggressive questioning but in the end she was confirmed. the same game plan good for you, or do conservatives and republicans need to do more? >> well, you know, i would like them to do more and be more aggressive. it depends on who he picks. remember the republicans fell all over themselves to vote at the end of the day for brier and ginsburg when clinton was president. some voted for sotomayor. i thin
, america. >> chris: next on "special report." president obama gets another chance to shape the supreme court, with the retirement of justice john paul stevens. one of the key congressional players in healthcare reform says he won't run again. and sarah palin fires up republicans at a convention in new orleans. live from our studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. the oldest justice on the u.s. supreme court says it is time to step down. he sent his resignation letter today to president obama. we have fox team coverage. brian wilson looked at the politics of putting a new justice on the court but we begin with james rosen at the white house on today's announcement. >> leadership will be met. >> with the retirement of the associate justice john paul stevens among serving of the supreme court members, president obama has the second chance to shape the court's direction. and he nominated sonia sotomayor last year and he said the juror will affect the daily lives of the american people. >> it will be someone who like justice stevens
in a bipartisan manner, to engage all spectrum stakeholders to assure america keeps pace with the coming mobile revolution. the plan would stop universal service fund from subsidizing multiple competitors. would reform, inner carrier compensation, would increase spectrum flexibility and have some interesting ideas on maximizing infrastructure utilization. i look forward to learning more about these recommendations and many other contained in the national broadband plan during this hearing and coming weeks an months. just one last comment on the comcast versus fcc decision. this is clearly had a major impact on the future of our country's broadband policy. the d.c. circuit correctly, in my view upheld the view that the fcc does not have the unfettered power to regulate the internet. i hope that the commission will continue its successful light touch approach as was described by my colleague senator hutchison. to the internet and will now abandon what i believe was a mis-hit guided pursuit of net neutrality regulations. so i look forward to hearing from the chairman how he think the decision will
to america us -- to "america's newsroom". martha: that's going to get a lot of attention. good morning, bill, good morning, everybody at home, i'm martha maccallum, the obama administration has already sort of shunned the phrase the war on terror, so widely used burg the -- during the bush administration. sources say this new change in the language, wee moving that word, islamic, with references to terrorism is really to demonstrate that america does not view all muz im countries through the prism of terror. bill: that's the theme president obama has pushed since taking office. the critics are questioning the strategic benefit, what do we get from it. melanie wilkes is in washington. what are the changes from the white house now? >> reporter: this attempt to move away from equating muslim countries with terrorism began a year ago when the president spoke in cairo, promising a new beginning to relations between the suts and muslim countries. now his advisers reportedly want to remove terms like islamic radicalism from a document called the national security strategy. the associated press is r
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there landing at cape canaveral, florida, earlier today, there to outline his vision for america's space program and it is controversial. we'll get to the details in a second. first, let's reflect, what has nasa, americans in space, meant for you? let's take a peek here. we have better aircraft engines because of the space program, flame resistant materials developed because of our need to fly in space, radiation detection improved, enriched baby food, that's important, digital imaging for breast biopsies, something critical there, better brake lining for our cars. and let's not forget about the tang. let's going to magic wall and look at president's proposals. the president is proposing major, major changes in space. let's look at some of them. here is one thing the president says -- doesn't want to work for me. here we go. some of his proposed changes. spend an additional $6 billion over the next six year, invest in deep space exploration and bring about a multibillion dollar renovation of the kennedy space center. by taking these things out of nasa, we may lose the lead in space, have big nas
america. the united states cherishes its deep and abiding bonds with the people of poland. and russian prime minister as well, vladimir putin and british prime minister gordon brown offer their condolences as well. >> translator: this is indeed a horrible tragedy. i have spoken to the prime minister, extending my condolence condolences. we just talked about it, nothing of this sort has ever happened in history. the polish prime minister has expressed a desire to visit the crash site. i'll go there as well to meet him. we will inspect the crash site together. >> i think the whole world will be saddened and in sorrow as a result of this tragic death in the plane crash of president kaczynski and his wife maria and the party that were with them. i think we know the difficulties that poland has gone through, sacrifices he himself made as part of the solidarity movement. we know the contribution he made to the independence and the freedom of poland. and i think at a time like this we also remember a family in mourning, large numbers of people who have died, and a whole country that will be s
and popularity you have there across america, why have you not led the charge to force the fed to release all of the e-mails that it has with aig, with goldman sachs, in other words begin a popular crusade just as you in effect created the tea party on a specific issue of transparency of the fed so we can understand what the fed thought what they did, and why they did it? do you think there's any possibility of success there? >> i think we've actually accomplished that by getting such a strong endorsement for auditing the fed. you know, when you ask for narrow records, i see looking at all the records so i've taken a broader brush. i want to know everything about it. i want to know who they loaned money to like foreign governments and foreign central banks and international financial institutions and private things. the things you mentioned are right and correct but i know all that plus more. what they would like you to do is look at some of these lending agencies and we better give you some of that information and that will satisfy everybody. we need a much broader investigation. >> just so
non-violence reject it. see you tomorrow. from new york, good night, america. america. 6 captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> chris: next on "special report," how president obama is changing the country's nuclear policies. the president's new national security policy may end references to islamic radicalism. and are you ready for a big new tax to pay for the expanding deficit? live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. president obama leaves shortly for the czech republic, where he will sign a new strategic arms treaty with russia. this comes in the same week the president changed u.s. nuclear engagement strategy. senior white house corespondent major garrett reports from prague on what all this means for u.s. foreign policy. >> reporter: russian president dmitry medvedev arrived in prague ahead of president obama who made the historic european city backdrop a year ago for what critics call a fanciful push for world without nuclear weapons. mr. obama announced yesterday the u.s. would only use nuclear
capitalism and put america back on top and also ut biz editor with economists and one of the smartest journalists around. thank you for joining us. appreciate it. straight to it. give me the directions to the road from ruin. >> the book is really about our capitalism failed. had lehman brothers went bust and the rest of the financial system went into meltdown, that was clear evidence that we couldn't carry on as before. capitalism was not supposed to involve the government coming in and bailing out all the bankers. so in the book we set out an agenda for reforming capitalism so that it can actually work better and serve the public rather than serve a small group of people on wall street and set out a number of idea, the, some in of the current reforms pushing, others are not. more fundamental. >> what of the president's reforms do you agree with and in your road map first? >> one of the ideas i like, set up a consumer protection agency. i wish it wasn't being set up with the federal reserve, but as an independent agency. >> why? >> because i think the banking industry did exploit the
to ratify this agreement, a tough task for both men. the president told "good morning america's" george stephanopoulos that fewer nuclear weapons will boost national security. >> i will also say to those in the senate who have questions, is that, this is absolutely vital for us to deal with the broader issues of nuclear proliferation, that are probably the number one threat >> reporter: beyond their own arms reductions, the two presidents are getting closer to a multilateral agreement on sanctions to keep nuclear weapons out of iran. that issue will be front and center next week when the two presidents, along with the leaders of 45 countries, meet for the nuclear summit in washington. now, late last night the president got word that israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu will not be attending his summit. he is sending his dipty in his place. that's a big blow to the president and analysts say it could signal a growing rift between america and israel. vinita? >>> sarah palin is blasting the president for signing that treaty with russia. palin said no administration in american history
of limiting america's use of nuclear weapons, 25 percent say they support the policy, 20 percent, undecided. you can count former vice presidential candidate sarah palin along with those who do not like the plan for nukes, here's what she had to say about it on hannity the other night. >> unbelievable, unbelievable, no administration in america's history would i think have ever considered such a step that we just found out that president obama is supporting today. that's kind of like getting out there on the playground, a bunch of kids, ready to fight, and one of the kids saying go ahead, punch me in the face and i'm not going to retaliate. megyn: the president, firing back, when abc news asked him about palin's warning -- remarks, mr. obama taking a bit of a shot at the former alaska governor. take a listen. >> i really have no response to that. last i checked, sarah palin is not much of an expert on nuclear issues. if the secretary of defense and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff are comfortable with it, i'm probably going to take my advice from them, not from sarah palin. megyn:
states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. and if you will now remain standing, it is my delight as a mother to introduce you to a young woman will be singing the national anthem. ♪ >>oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming? whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight, o'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming? and the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there. o say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? ♪ [applause] great. ladies and gentlemen, that was fantastic. can we have another round of applause? [applause] >> this is a great honor for me. i am new to the stage in national politics. but i would like to say that this is the opportunity of a lifetime, because i believe the event that we are all at today is the first event on the path to taking back the congress of the
at the washington monthment and joins, tennessee congressman martha blackburn, live on "america's newsroom". how are you today? >> good morning, martha, i am doing great. martha: every everywhere i go, whether it's the grocery store or school or work, people are talking about how much they're paying in taxes and what they're getting back from it and that's your central message today, right? >> that's right. do you think you're getting your money's worth from the federal government, and most people are telling us no, they are not getting their money's worth. they feel like they are overtaxed, and government is overspent, and you know, bill was just saying today is the day you pay up. actually the federal government has first right of refusallon paycheck and starting jan of '09, they were taking out all of that money that you have to reconcile and settle up with them for today and they just come and they're grabbing the rest of it. people want the federal government's hand out of their pocket. we have seen that the obama administration and this congress as truly, they are the hold on to your walle
into a socialist united states. today, the heritage foundation the conservative think tank here said america is no longer a free nation. it's a mostly free nation. they rank countries every year and they dropped america. so now we're living in a not so free united states according to the heritage foundation. people are picking up on this and their paranoia is really kicking in. there was a lot of anticipation about what the health care bill would do. no one is waiting to see that. they're already acting as if it was the worst-case scenario. first, we had obama, the foreigner, the guy wasn't born here, coming in and taking over the government. creating a regime as rush limbaugh calls it. now he's imposing socialism. anybody who lives in a socialist country, whether europe or any place else would be laughing at this as a notion of socialism. there is a -- this -- this has become the battle front for people who are worried about the very nature of this country. i think ray lot of the worry is irrational, but they're directing it at this. >> steve? >> one thing i think we've got to keep in mind,
in the 1950s. plus america's jobless. >> it makes me just question what's going to happen? what are we going to do? how are we going get through this? >> how are we going to get through from unemployed to the boss lady. a frustrated job seeker stitches herself a home-based business and tiger woods tees off at the masters today. what do you think of his week in the spotlight and how about this? what do you think about his new tv ad? our blog question today at cnn.com/tony. good morning, everyone. i'm tony harris. those stories and your comments right here, right now in the cnn "newsroom." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> we start with the setback in the search for four missing coal miners in west virginia. rescue crews made it inside the mine and they were forced to turn back because of the terrible air quality. >> they are in danger and that's the whole intent of evacuating them from the mine. >> okay, cnn's brooke bolduan on the scene from west virginia. first, the setback has got to be really tough to take for the family members waiting for any news at this point. >> reporter: yeah
. a lot of presidents we're talking about today. of course, dick is the author of "2010, take back america." all right, dick, so it's a little confusing. larry summers worked for president clinton. now he works for president obama and somehow in the middle it's president bush's fault. >> well, they're going to rename the san andreas fault in california president bush's fault. both sides have merit here. the underlying responsibility for this crisis is clearly the policies of the clinton administration because they required the fannie mac and freddie mae, fannie mae and freddie mac, i got them mistransvestite there to upgrade and increase the number of lower income mortgages to 50% of their portfolio that could only be done by issuing mortgages with no down payment required and with very loose financial terms. and then during the bush administration, bush tried to regulate fannie mae and chris dodd and barney frank filibus r filibustered the bill or in the senate dodd did and stopped it from passing. on the other hand, once you had the poison of these bad mortgages in the system, the decis
across america. steve and patty pratt from georgia. >> i just want to be left alone. i want to have my money to do what i want with it. >> we are mad and they need to hear us. >> reporter: taertdiers tend to be white, married and republicans according to a new cbs "new york times" poll. 18% of americans say they are part of the movement. tax day tea party rallies were held in traditionally liberal madison, wisconsin, and dozens, organizers say hundreds of other towns. 96% of tea partiers rate the economy as bad. 84% have unfavorable opinions of the president. >> talking about barack obama. i don't think he xwars the united states. >> reporter: some have extreme views of the p. he is a maximumist at heart. >> reporter: tea partiers are pushing a new contract from america. demanding new liberties, smaller government and lower taxes. this is steve handelsman. live on the mall where the biggest event of april 15th tea party across america is beginning. there are tea partiers. you saw a sample of them across the country. coast to coast. but washington is the centerpiece and this is the main
on in america, so it isn't really a choice for them, this culture. to me, the culture has to start from the top and i'm going to give you an example, and i'll be short, mr. chairman, as i always am. i was governor for eight years in west virginia and we were having unacceptably high death rates in hour mines. i decided that as chief executive, that is, c.e.o., that i would go to each of the mines where the mine inspectors would gather, after there had been a death. that had never happened before. there i was sitting, as there were trying to explain to each other what happened and who should have done what. things happened. everything was different, because the culture change took place at the top. now i'm not saying that i changed the world, but it did have an effect and that's why in a secret world it end of 35 miles of hard driving, and then a thousand to 2,000 feet underground, when only a few -- or only a few people from that state or from any state have ever been, it has to come from the top. it has to come from the top. >> mr. chairman, related to that, i have been down in an underground
night, america. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> jim: the latest in the tragic coal mind accident. president bam has change in nuclear policy and iraqi president warns not to leave too soon, saying now is too soon. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm jim angle in for bret baier. the top story tonight, the efforts to find survivors and remains from the worst u.s. mining disaster since 1984. 25 miners are dead, four others are missing. the blast occurred monday at the massey energy company sprawling upper big branch mine about 30 miles south of charleston, west virginia. we have live fox team coverage in a few minutes. first, a new nuclear policy for the u.s. for decades, the u.s. has protected itself and its allies leaving open the possibility the u.s. would resort to nuclear weapons if necessary. now president obama says he is changing that, narrowing the circumstances as well as nations that might be threatened by the use of nuclear weapons. white hou correspondent mike emanuel has story from the pentagon. >> reporter: four top
and pat toomie. >> and america's back, is america back or is someone cheerleading for a very friendly administration? >> congratulations on your book. >> thanks, judge. if you do the crime, it could be on your license for the end of time. why one state wants drug offenders to have labels on their driver's licenses. >> some are too scared to report it. we're not scared. i am a little. gretchen isn't. >> we're back at 53 minutes after the hour. a lawmaker's proposal to tackle drug abuse is stirring major controversy in the state of louisiana. they're proposing that the driver's license of two time felons bear a label that says drug offender if they've been convicted of a drug offense but is this the scarlet letter for addicts, former addicts and former dealers who have done their time? our guest this morning. louisiana representative ricky hardy who proposed the legislation and on the other side, dr. ken roy who runs the addiction recovery resources of new orleans and is a recovering addict himself. representative hardy, is this a good law or does this affect people's civil rights in
about this. the question today, do you think america has fallen behind as joe has said we have. why do you think that's true when it comes to protecting the environment? log on to cnn.com/hln and we'll be checking out your views a little later. >>> delivery room tragedy left a new mother paralyzed and unable to speak four years ago. now her parent says she wants to see her children, but her ex-husband is fighting it. why he says he wants to keep her from seeing their kids. [ wheezing ] i have asthma. and that's what it sounded like when my symptoms came back. i'd get this tightness in my chest. like i was breathing through a straw. so i went back to my doctor again. we talked about choices in controller medicines. we chose symbicort to help control my asthma. [ man ] while it's not a rescue inhaler, symbicort improves my lung function, starting within 15 minutes. it helps give me the control to... [ inhales, exhales ] symbicort is a combination of two medicines. it will not replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms and should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort contains fo
of the dead. >> every person in america understand it's the hard work in west virginia that made this country what it is. >> president obama ordered all flags in the state flown at half staff today. >>> taking a look now at news from across the nation. >> you don't use gasoline to start a grill. it's needless. >> in minnesota, a man died after a barbecue explosion. police say a charcoal grill blew up after someone used gasoline to light it. a 12-year-old boy was burned in the accident. the man who heard the blast and tried to help died. >>> in texas a little girl died after a horse accidentally trampled her. the horse got startled and tossed the girl and mom off. the horse stepped on the child's head and killed her. the mother suffered back and neck injuries. >>> and in florida, students taking to the streets to protest a newbill that would link teacher's salary to student test scores. the florida legislature passed the bill and now it's on the way to the governor's desk. the school district also expected teachers to call in sick to protest that bill. >>> caught on tape, a dramatic water resc
later on "good morning america." >>> moving overseas now. on the indonesian island of sumatra, things got off to a shaky start, thanks to a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. power was lost close to the quake's epicenter. and a brief tsunami warning went into effect. luckily only minor injuries and minimal damage was reported. >>> there's speculation this morning by at least one person, that afghan president hamid karzai may be taking illegal drugs. that comes from the u.s. diplomat of the u.n. mission in afghanistan. karzai has drawn criticism after a string of controversial comments. the white house yesterday threatened to cancel next month's scheduled visit with the president, unless karzai curbs his statements. >>> president obama leaves for prague today, where he will sign a landmark nuclear trey with russia. going forward, the president says the u.s. is scaling back on nuclear weapons. and perhaps the most controversial part of his plan, a promise not to use nuclear weapons against countries that don't have them. but the white house insists the new policy won't make america any less safe
to nationalize the health care in the united states of america i turned to one of my colleagues on the floor and i said, this is it. we have got to file a repeal bill and he said, go for it. and so the next morning i was the first member of congress on the floor to slap down a bill to repeal obama care. >> do you believe that this bill that's passed into law is unconstitutional? >> well, i produced a 55-page report for indiana senator richard luger and in that report we question whether the federal government has the authority to mandate every individual to purchase a commercial product. this would be the first time in history that the federal government doesn't require you to join a program like medicaid or social security. all of those things are clearly constitutional. here you're saying that the federal government can require every person in the united states to purchase a commercial product. so i'm raising the question about the constitutionality and frankly i think it deserves a challenge. >> okay. and is this the only part of the health care law that you have a problem with? or are th
powertrain warranty. with roadside assistance and courtesy transportation, it's the best coverage in america. >>> in the throes of a tragedy the people of poland mourn after a crushing loss. up next the latest in a live report on the crash disaster and the fallout of the investigation. plus nuclear concerns. world leaders to gather to keep nukes from terrorists. political fortunes, more presidential nods for mitt. >>> and trailing tiger to win the masters, he will have to make some history. good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt and welcome to "msnbc sunday." just past 9:00 a.m. on the east coast. here's what's happening right now. poland is in mourning after the plane crash that took the life of the polish president and a large swath of the country's leaders. millions of people filled the streets of warsaw for a candlelight vigil. russian president medvedev vowed to work with poland to thoroughly investigate the tragic crash. yonatan pomrenze has the latest. at what stage is this investigation? vladimir putin made an appearance there at the crash site. >> reporter: that's right. he went ther
this morning buzz aldrin told "the daily rundown," he said america's sliding downhill into mediocrity would never happen. >> i don't think america would stand for that, no matter who the president is. the american people are very proud of the investments that they made in the '60s and '70s that resulted in our landing on the moon. >>> let's get more reaction. joining me live is former astronaut dr. mae jemison, the first african-american woman into space. thanks so much for joining me. >> you're welcome. >> where do you stand on this debate? >> well, i think where we are right now is that we have a shuttle program that is retiring, but we have to have a robust space program. and that robust space program is really supported, empowered, by our research and development, by allowing nasa to do the kind of work that nasa does really well, which is to do -- develop new propulsion systems, to look at how do we move forward? so when i think about this, i'm on the side that president obama's plan is going to move us further. people are saying, well, what are we going to do? when we talk about sendi
on the coal industry. he's also the author of "big coal, the dirty secret behind america's energy future." thanks for joining me. what can you tell us about the people of the company that own this mine? we're looking at information coming in. 57 citations in a month? is that normal? >> yeah. well, no, it's not normal. and massey energy has a long history of safety violations. both in underground mines and in other kinds of violations in their larger surface mines also. they're really one of the most kind of notorious coal operators in. >> after sago, we thought things were going to get better. have they not? >> well, you know, there have been some modest improvements since the sago mine explosion and tragedy of a few years ago. then, of course, we had the utah mine tragedy. and every time there's lengthy investigations, and every time there's lots of recommendations. and every time those recommendations are put off, watered down and they're just not as tough as they should be. >> are they not as tough because the coal mines industry is very powerful and those who support it especially in
in that mine in northern china right now. rescue efforts continue tonight, as here in america, in west virginia, we face our own mine disaster and rescue effort again, as senator jay rockefeller just told us, one, that although we do not know for sure, could be the worst disaster in mining since the early 1970s. joining us now, former prosecutor of mine safety violations and a former federal mine official in the clinton administration, mr. opergard joins us by phone on short notice. thanks for your time. >> thank you. >> we were told this was an explosion. we don't know if it may have been a methane gas explosion, a coal dust explosion. what particular challenges would that pose for rescuers? what does that mean to the rescue effort? >> well, the first thing is to ensure that the rescue team members are going to be safe in performing their job. i mean, it's -- they're thrust into a chaotic situation and one that's highly volatile and dangerous. so they are risking their lives just going underground. and you want to make sure that you take all steps necessary to protect their safety. back in 197
's courage to vote that way? folks, when you lose your job and families across america know this, it's a crisis. when you lose your unemployment benefits it's an emergency. courageous isn't the "c" word i would use for coburn on this deal. how about coward? here he is today. >> if we pass this bill and we continue to pass more bills, not having made the tough choices, we are steaming toward a catastrophe. >> $9 billion, after all we've been through is going to ruin or fiscal house, you know? if senators like tom coburn think it's right to throw billions of dollars at iraq and spit on american workers they have many my opinion distorted priorities. let's get to the midterms. the party that ran on the slogan "america first," remember that? they need to start putting america first. if coburn is worried about paying the bills, he can go get it from the top 2% and the boys on wall street, can't he? get your cell phones out. i want to know what you think about this. tonight's text survey question is, does the federal government have a moral obligation to support our unemployed americans? t
to work harder. to be better. to win. but sometimes even rivals realize they share a common goal. america's beverage companies have removed full-calorie soft drinks from schools, reducing beverage calories by 88%. together with schools, we're helping kids make more balanced choices every day. ♪ >>> a huge cloud of volcanic ash turned much of europe in to a no-fly zone. airlines operating out of dulles and other airports cancelled hundreds of flights to europe. worldwide airlines cancelled 17,000 flites in the past couple of days and could be a few more days before the skies are safe for flying again. >> i think everyone is united around the risk and safety being our number one priority we had to take the precautions that we did. >> it is like sand paper without the paper. sucked in to a jet's engine it can melt and fuse causing the engine to stall or flame out. >>> most people think trip insurance helps in a situation like this but when nature is involved there are limitations. travel agents say acts of god, which volcanic situation is, gives the travel carrier an out. so if your flight
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